We’re glad you’re interested in the prospect of working with Pregnancy & Newborn magazine—we’re always looking to add to our pool of writers and are currently accepting freelance submissions! Please read and follow the guidelines below so you can query us effectively and we can respond efficiently.
First, familiarize yourself with Pregnancy & Newborn both in print and online. Our targeted audience is comprised of women who are expecting or have a child under the age of 1. We strive to provide insightful, informative articles that discuss all things pregnancy- and baby-related in a casual, conversational, girlfriend-to-girlfriend manner. As a national magazine, we cover topics that are relevant to pregnant and new moms across the country.
Each month, we print articles that fit into the following categories: prenatal health, prenatal nutrition, emotional well-being, labor & delivery, infant care and parenting. Examples of topics that might be of interest include, but are not limited to, baby’s development month by month, alternative pain relief during labor, choosing a name for baby, healthy snacks for hungry moms-to-be, postpartum depression, maternity leave, finding childcare, vaccinations, raising a bilingual baby and more. We’re always looking for new and creative story ideas—please send yours our way!
We prefer to receive queries via email; you may direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a detailed description of your proposed article, including topics you’ll discuss, experts you’ll interview, and sidebars you’ll provide. Department articles are typically 750 to 1,000 words plus 2 sidebars; feature articles are usually 1,750 to 2,000 plus 4 to 5 sidebars. Keep in mind that we generally work under a 4 to 6 month lead-time.
We appreciate when you include clips of your previously published articles. It’s always nice to see the work you’ve done in the past.
Please be patient as you wait for our response. Oftentimes we may not have a spot for your story immediately, but will file it away to have on hand when an opportunity arises—and rest assured that when one does, we’ll be in touch!
Our internships offer a wealth of valuable hands-on experience, as well as the possibility of a published byline. They last from three to six months and are tailored to suit the interests of the individual interns. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please send us an email to inquire about our hiring schedule.
Here are just a few of the responsibilities editorial interns take on during their time with us:
o Work with PR reps to call in samples and images for upcoming issues.
o Inventory incoming packages.
o Attend and assist with photo shoots.
o Process returns following photo shoots.
o Brainstorm story ideas and feature concepts for upcoming issues.
o Participate in weekly meetings with editorial staff.
o Submit articles for possible publication.
o Provide copy for upcoming issues, as assigned.
o Compile and fact-check the shopping guide monthly.
o Mail copies of magazine issues upon request.
o Sort and organize press kits.
o Contribute to content and maintenance of website.
Our perfect candidates are incredibly organized, super detail-oriented and excellent at multi-tasking. (Really! These qualities are essential!) We’re also looking for interns who are professional, outgoing and dependable. Our ideal interns arrive on time each day excited to get to work and exceed our expectations.
Internships are open to college students and graduates. We’re happy to work with students to help them obtain course credit for their time spent with us. Please note that all internships are unpaid.
If this opportunity sounds like something you’d love to take advantage of, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to email@example.com with “Editorial Intern” in the subject line and let us know why you’d be an indispensable addition to our team; please attach cover letter, resume and writing samples too!